Gunman Clive 2

8.5 Overall Score
Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Sound: 8/10

Beautiful style | Great gameplay changes | Replay value

Short stages | Kind of easy boss fights | Dark levels when playing in light

Game Info

GAME NAME: Gunman Clive 2

DEVELOPER(S): Hörberg Productions

PUBLISHER(S): Hörberg Productions

PLATFORM(S): Nintendo 3DS

GENRE(S): Action Platformer

RELEASE DATE(S): January 29th, 2015

Gunman Clive came to iOS and Android devices in 2012, and felt like a love letter to games like Mega Man and other early action platform games from the NES. While the game was a ton of fun for mobile phones and tablets, the game felt like it was missing something. Luckily in the early part of 2013 Nintendo 3DS owners were able to buy this amazing game for the low price of $1.99 and best of all, there were buttons to make the game much easier to control. Now over two years later we have the long awaited sequel, but the question remains, will it live up to the hype.

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The same old story

Gunman Clive 2 will not keep your brain thinking, wondering, and pondering the very simple story, boy meets girl, girl gets kidnapped, and boy must save girl. The story was never the main point of the first game, and it feels fitting that the sequel would keep with the same idea. This time however there are a few new characters right from the get-go with one hidden person who will be unlocked after beating the game, who will have a smile on your face the whole time.

Drawing attention

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The Gunman Clive games have a very special look to them, almost like a drawing that is coming off the paper. Everything has a scratchy feel, it looks raw almost like there are mistakes but that its okay. the soundtrack of the game feels strong in the background, the music keeps the intensity high and the energy up.

Jump, Shoot, Repeat

The main gameplay of Gunman Clive 2 is much more varied than the first one, there are more level with different elements than just the basic run, jump, and shoot. Most levels are broken into stages with each having around three areas before a boss fight. There are basic run and jump stages, but there are are number gameplay changes that happen over the time with the game.

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From rail carts stages like Donkey Kong, or stages like Star Fox where Clive is in front of the screen heading into the background. The boss fights while sometimes more easy then the stages that lead into them each feel different from one another. They all offer their own challenges and it will take a few tries before beating the end of the level.

Final Shot

Gunman Clive was a love letter to games of old, and Gunman Clive 2 still holds that feeling  strong.

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This sequel takes everything that was great about the first game and just adds more. The stages are short which can be a small problem, it feels that a stage is just starting and then its over. There is a great difficulty level that only keeps me coming back for more to try new characters or just to try and beat my past time. there are a few stages that can be difficult to play in direct light because they are so dark, this is really just a minor complaint and not a problem.  At only $2.99 this is a steal and should be in everybody’s library of games.

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